Monark Silverking

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by 56 Vette, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Picked up a Silverking a few weeks ago and it finally made it on the stand. Doing some research and watching a few threads here, I believe it's a 37. It's missing a lot of parts, but just going to clean it up, service it and make it a rider for now. It has the pie crust chainguard and I did pull out the crank and clean them up, it's dated 36. Also picked up some pedals and new crank bearings from Memory Lane. Had to polish a little bit of the frame just to see how it would look, gonna leave the scratches and dings but should look pretty nice. Also been soaking the seat post, saw in another thread what a pain IMG_20170619_193856252.jpg IMG_20170703_065346554.jpg IMG_20170703_065654542.jpg IMG_20170703_065514894.jpg they can be. Gonna be a fun project I think. Joe
     
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hey Joe, Congrats on the SK! Oh Boy, pie crust. I've got a seat post that had to be drilled out. 1/16 " at a time. Piece o'cake. I also made some radius blocks to straighten my trusses. I drilled a hole in a piece of oak, and then band sawed it in half. I was able to squeeze things back into shape. Looks like you polish!
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jul 4, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Made a little progress on the Silverking between parties and fireworks. 5 days of soaking with PB blaster and the seat post came right out with little to no resistance, got the rear adjuster screws out rather easily, and pulled off the truss rods. Still have to pull the stem, bars and forks, then the clean up and polishing can start. Pretty good surprise on the rear rim, found some decent chrome, the front, not so much, but we'll see when I get more time on it. TR6SC, great idea on the truss rod blocks to straighten them out, will keep that in mind! The polishing I did so far, was just cleaning that area up with 0000 steel wool and fantastik, then a quick hit with Mother's metal polish. Pretty sure this frame will look pretty good, but not near perfect like a few others on here sanding and polishing. Joe IMG_20170705_013022025.jpg IMG_20170703_065445360.jpg IMG_20170703_071805918.jpg
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looking sharpé!!
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jul 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Kind of slow going, but making a little progress on the Silverking. After getting the seatpost out, wouldn't you know it, the stem was frozen in the fork. This time it only took 4 days of soaking with PB blaster to free it up. With all the parts off, I cleaned the frame and fork, and a few hours here and a few hours there, the frame got polished. It was a little difficult not to sand out some scratches and dings, but I told myself I was going to leave the 80 years of scars there and I actually did. Maybe someday it will all get smoothed out. The stem got polished up, the seatpost cleaned up, and I put the crank back in. Still lots to do, but overall pretty happy so far! Joe IMG_20170710_132047713.jpg IMG_20170711_205206131.jpg IMG_20170711_205345708.jpg IMG_20170711_205428432.jpg IMG_20170712_192617455.jpg IMG_20170712_192713967_HDR.jpg IMG_20170712_195746071.jpg
     
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  6. #6 Posted Jul 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looking goodly Joe. I see you have a hole in your frame for a stand. Check out the Trygg centerstand. eBay #182576035774
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jul 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    What's the story on those Pie-crust Chain guards? Are they stock or an aftermarket add-on? I saw one in a guy's collection a couple weekends back. He also had a Silverking boy's frame, too. I assume for sale. I didn't ask how much. I'm a Raleigh guy, but when I saw that hanging in the rafters I figured it was something special!
     
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  8. #8 Posted Jul 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Been a little busy the last week or so, had some torrential rains come through and got a little flooded. Thankfully no water came into the house, but the garage got about an inch and half and the yard was under. Lots of cleaning and washing stuff down, and actually kind of got forced to straighten up and reorganize the workshop. Before the flood, I got the fork and truss rods polished up, and the bars actually cleaned up rather well also. Put on a set of repop coke bottle grips I had and put on a Messinger B1 Deluxe I have as a filler for now. Got the rear hub apart and soaking, and hope to have it all back together maybe next week sometime. I'm not sure of the exact story on the piecrust chainguards, thinking I read somewhere only 2 or 3 years they were made. I do think they look pretty cool though! Joe IMG_20170713_092027428.jpg Snapchat-719196678.jpg Snapchat-1706449705.jpg IMG_20170716_091246958.jpg IMG_20170716_091205766.jpg IMG_20170716_091224519.jpg
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Joe, that bike is looking very nice. Is there anything that really needs to be fixed? Sorry about mother nature. Keep us posted as things progress. Dynamite!
     
  10. #10 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Got a little more done on the Silverking the last few weeks. Rebuilt my first Morrow hub, big thanks to Dave Marko for posting the literature on those hubs in an older thread, made it pretty easy to do and it operates perfect on the stand. Got the front hub cleaned and regreased also, and trued both rims pretty darn close to straight. Cleaned up an old chain I had and got it put on, now I'm down to putting on a set tires. Will try to pick up a set at Memory Lane later this week. This one has been a blast to work on! Joe IMG_20170725_102529319.jpg IMG_20170725_102607011.jpg IMG_20170802_081718066.jpg
     
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  11. #11 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Hey Joe, I know you have some hard work in polishing and it shows, Way to go looks great! Hope all is back to normal from the flood.
     
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  12. #12 Posted Aug 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Finally about done with the Silverking, took it to the Memory Lane swap to try and find a decent set of older tires for it, but didn't have any luck. Ended up picking up some whitewall Duro's from Memory Lane just to get it rolling, they look ok to me. With the Messinger saddle from home, I actually got to ride it around the swap! That was pretty cool, but I really shouldn't have taken it there, because I had to come up with a number if I would sell it, thank goodness no one jumped on it, I wasn't really ready to sell! Lol. For a 24" bike, it actually rides and feels pretty comfortable, maybe just a touch on the small side, I'm 5' 10". The Morrow hub wants to stick a little after applying the brake, but I think I can get it dialed in. Over all I'm really happy how it turned out, and other than a kickstand and a permanent saddle for it, and maybe some fenders down the road, gonna call this one done. Been fun playing around and polishing this one!! Joe IMG_20170814_185913960.jpg IMG_20170814_185904826.jpg IMG_20170814_185924237.jpg IMG_20170814_190004771.jpg
     
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